They are the only thing I've found that works. I use one at my bait stations now I can hunt and not spend all my time slapping 'skeeters. The only drawbacks I've found is the cost of the refill kits and you can't take the fuel cylinders on commercial airlines.
You wanna talk mosquitoes...try Alaska. But when I put a Thermacell under my seat on my bear stand, pretty soon there don't seem to be any mosquitoes anymore. The first time I experienced it I didn't really appreciate it until I got out of the stand and found myself in a cloud. They're awesome -- best product ever. Even if you're bathed in DEET, the skeeters will still buzz around you. The Thermacell puts a bubble around you, so that you're not only not getting bit, but you're not getting buzzed, either.
Hands down the best thing out there right now. I was skeptical but the first time I used it I thought all the skeeters were jsut somewhere else but it only took about 5 minutes for them to find me after I shut it off. Totally worth the money!
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...